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From: Richard Fontana <>
To: Greg KH <>
Cc: J Lovejoy <>,
Subject: Re: some ideas on guidelines
Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2019 18:08:40 -0400
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On Sun, Aug 18, 2019 at 1:08 AM Greg KH <> wrote:
> And no one except HURD is going to be trying to use Linux files in other
> projects :)

I've actually encountered a few cases over the years where there was
some desire to reuse Linux files, or portions of Linux files anyway,
in non-Linux projects (and not HURD :), in situations where the
presumption that the code was copyrightable and that the applicable
license was GPLv2, or at least GPLv2-only, was problematic. In one of
these cases, it was a GPLv3 project (Samba) that wished to use the
Linux code. They ended up asking Red Hat for a GPLv3-or-later license.
I think both of the non-Samba cases involved some code that was
generally useful in contexts having nothing to do with the kernel.

Granted, though, that's maybe 2-3 cases I am familiar with over a ~10
year period.


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Thread overview: 14+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2019-06-12  5:25 J Lovejoy
2019-06-12 10:26 ` Philippe Ombredanne
2019-06-24  0:57   ` J Lovejoy
2019-06-12 16:04 ` John Sullivan
2019-06-24  1:01   ` J Lovejoy
2019-06-13 17:44 ` Richard Fontana
2019-06-14 14:25 ` Richard Fontana
2019-06-17  4:44   ` J Lovejoy
2019-06-24  1:08   ` J Lovejoy
2019-08-17 19:55 ` J Lovejoy
2019-08-18  5:08   ` Greg KH
2019-08-18 22:08     ` Richard Fontana [this message]
2019-08-19  4:30       ` Christoph Hellwig
2019-08-19  5:06       ` Greg KH

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